Brewed by La Choulette
Style: Bière de Garde
Hordain, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
La Choulette Ambrée is the classic amber version of a French bières de gardes. It has a wonderfully spicy aroma and is fullflavored, but effervescent and refreshing.

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HerrBierkoenig (1579) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
From 0,75l bottle, Pours clear amber liquid, medium frothy tan head, Aroma: caramel, bready, malty, candied fruit, Taste: medium body, average to lively carbonation, slick mouthfeel, long bready finish, bready, citrus, malty, candied fruits, Overall: fine, enjoyed, bit uniformly sweet, bready, but fine.

BigBeer45 (1554) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Bought this bottle even though it is past its BBD based on the marking on the label, which was ’02-D-07’, thought I would take the chance, has a medium red or so pour with a foamy off-white head, there are some floaties in the brew, the head thinned out, red pour has brown and dark bronze hues at the sides, leaves some bubbly lacing on the glass, aromas of toasted malt, caramel, faint chocolate, there is a good amount of malt aroma, smells like this is aged in wood, there is an ‘old’ smell to (from age or because it is past its BBD?), it smells musty to (for the same reason?), flavors of faint spice, toasted malt, some caramel, faint alcohol warmth - not much though, some apple with a faint citrus, finish has fine pepper feel and is dry, there is an off flavor, oxidation from past its BBD? has a medium mouth feel, maybe some Beire de Gardes do not age to well past their BBD, I will need to try a fresh bottle of this beer.

MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2004
This is one impressive brew. Deep yellow to orange color with a lasting white head. A sweet, mellow, fruity aroma, with a well blended alcohol undertone. Malty brew that has (oak?) woody undertones blended with a malty, fruity palate. The alcohol, though not hidden, was blended perfectly with the flavor profile to give the beer a wine-like impression. These guys are now 2 for 2 in my book as far as good beer goes.

highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2005
Superb northern French biere de garde. Poured a caramel colour with a frothing tan head and some lace. The nose is subtle and complex. Lightly spiced, some nuts, plenty of malt, and a faint toastiness. Smooth, medium body. Caramel characters in a beautifully rounded body. Some spices in the mix. Alcohol is in balance. Very more-ish. (Bottle)

daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2002
Very sweet malty nose, fruit. Dark cloudy orange/pink color (whatever color that is?) Soft mouthfeel, syruppy texture. Some tartness, good carbo. Good and complex, but a little too sweet for my tastes.

kapusil (1465) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 25, 2016
0.33l bottle. Clear amber body, off-white head. Aroma of toast, caramel, orange zest, pears and pepper. Taste of caramel, orange zest, pears, toast and floral hops. Decent.

Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Clear, amber body with a thick, fluffy, off-white head. Whole grains, oily nuts, caramelized malts, light earthy notes and a touch of apples as well. The body is full and robust with a character and a nice heft on the tongue. Definitely malt heavy across the board with some light hop character. Maybe a little too sweet for the style, but certainly not something I’d classify as "sweet". Its a pretty tasty beer with nice malt depth and an underlying earthy character. Not the best Biere de Garde, but still tasty and interesting, and definitely better than the Framboise.

mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2002
deep orange colour. beautifully complex. lovely sweet malt, slightly tart. burnt sugar, apples, with a touch a bitter chocolate. very nicely balanced.

Hopverdju (1383) - BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2017
Amberkleurig bier met een dunne crèmekleurige schuimkraag. Geur: Moutzoetig, karamel, toffee. Smaak: Moutzoetig, karamel, noten, toffee. Weinig body, wat waterig. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht zoet.

Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2003
A good copper/amber with a clean white head. The nose is subtle with a hint of smoke that is supported by the taste of this and some dry honey notes. Dry finish in the hop as well but there is a sherry like flavour similar to Jenlain to round it out. Similarly pleasing as well.

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